Clinton E Arnold


  • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
  • Dean, Talbot School of Theology

Dr. Arnold enjoys teaching, speaking, and writing on various aspects of the New Testament. He has had a special interest in the historical and cultural setting of the letters of Paul. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Arnold is the editor of the four-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary for which he wrote commentaries on “Acts, Ephesians”, and “Colossians”. He is the general editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament for which he has written the volume on “Ephesians”. His other books include: How We Got the Bible (Zondervan); Ephesians: Power and Magic (Cambridge/Baker/Wipf & Stock); Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters (InterVarsity Press); The Colossian Syncretism (Mohr Siebeck/Baker); and 3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare (Baker). Dr. Arnold has published in Christianity Today and was a regular columnist for Discipleship Journal. His research articles have appeared in such journals as New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and the Journal of Psychology and Theology. Dr. Arnold, his wife, and three boys are vitally involved in their local church.

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  • Jesus As My Lord

    from Talbot Chapel: Fall 2011

    by Clinton E Arnold

    28:29 — September 20, 2011

    Jesus As My Lord

    Dr. Clint Arnold describes how walking in Christ triumphs over sin and challenges students to overcome sin while in seminary through taking their spiritual formation through following Christ. He d...

  • Jesus As Lord

    from Talbot Chapel: Fall 2011

    by Clinton E Arnold

    31:24 — September 13, 2011

    Jesus As Lord

    Dr. Clint Arnold shows how Jesus' ultimate goal as Lord is to bring reconciliation to the world through the crucifixion. Using the anniversary of September 11 as a jumping off point, Dr. Arnold di...

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